Responses for Community Health

1: What do you think are the most pressing health concerns in your community?
name comments tags date
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre Wow, the map says it all. We are poisoning the poor and communities of color. I'm ashamed of us. We need to completely divest from dirty industry and get clean energy and jobs into those neighborhoods. We need to lobby hard for healthcare for all so we can do wrap around health care for children, seniors, and all working families.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected Loud vehicles. Cigarette smoke. Lack of trees. Dead wildlife everywhere = indicator of unhealthiness of our county.
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante In cities through the County, and in unincorporated areas, yes, you build sidewalks, but then you allow super-loud Harleys and super-loud trucks and super-loud cars to roar around town unencumbered by any kind of enforcement whatsoever. I am embarrassed at your apathy. If you want to facilitate walking, then make the neighborhoods walkable by making the streets pleasant places to be. Also, are people allowed to blow smoke anywhere they please? How are we going to enjoy sidewalks if that's where the smokers are (on sidewalks, in parking lots, in front of stores and libraries, etc., smokers are everywhere)?
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre inefficient land use, lack of accessibility to transit, lack of transit frequency, lack of adequate transit service
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide Severe lack of resources for the super poor elderly. Many cannot continue to live in their homes, but need a higher level of care such as senior housing or assisted living. Most seniors living only on social security cannot afford assisted living or board & cares.
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other needs of the aging and their caregiver
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante Lack of universal medical care like other civilized countries provide
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Obsity
09/21/2019
2: Do you have convenient access to hospitals and clinics? How could access be improved?
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Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre I do because I have a car but that's not okay . There should be light rail connecting me with every hospital and health center. Where is the quick, clean public transport that needs to run to our county hospital and the Veteran's center?? It can take hours to get there on public transportation. We need a clean light rail that goes into Martinez.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide I drive, so yes I do.
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other We need a west county hospital
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante I have no insurance so I don't go to the doctor
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yes, I do.
09/21/2019
3: Do you have convenient access to a grocery store that sells fresh fruit and vegetables? How could access be improved?
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Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre I have to drive to get groceries. I want to move to a more central place where I can shop and live, and walk or ride my bike, but here is no affordable housing to buy or rent near transport.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre yes, improve the safety at the intersection of Bancroft Rd and Treat Blvd for people walking, people with strollers, people with disabilities, people bicycling and using mobility devices. otherwise we're forced to drive even just across the street because this dangerous intersection was designed to prioritize fast-moving vehicles.
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide I drive, so yes I do
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other food deserts need to be addressed, more access to produce
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante Yes
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yes
09/21/2019
4: Would you benefit from convenient access to a community garden?
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Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre I am not a gardener but I think it would be great and a good way to build healthy communities.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante No. There is no thought of a garden in El Sobrante. The library is in perpetual lock-down mode, and there is no place to put a vegetable garden. We do have lots of hangouts for motorcycle gangs.
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre yes
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide There should be a community garden at every school.
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other no
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante Yes, although I have a very small home garden
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yes!
09/21/2019
5: Should the County have a role in encouraging healthy lifestyles? If so, what should it be?
name comments tags date
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre Yes, advocate heavily at the state and federal level for healthcare for all. Build communities where people work and shop. Build bike lanes and trails to keep us safe.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre encourage higher density / efficient land use within 3-miles of BART stations (because first-mile/last-mile has been lengthened now with electric mobility options), install curb ramps and a network of connectivity and accessibility to transit, increase transit frequency, provide adequate transit service.
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide Yes. County got rid of its wellness program years ago. The only encouragement is the supposed "healthy" snacks in the vending machines, which are not so healthy.
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other yes, more events emphasizing healthy living (more produce less wine and beer events)
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante Get rid of soda pop and junk food accessability for young people
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yes!
09/21/2019
6: Does your community have the infrastructure and facilities necessary for active recreation (parks, open spaces, bike lanes, etc.)? If not, what is needed?
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Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre We have beautiful parks that we need to drive to.There should be a way to bike to parks. Many parts of the county are not pedestrian friendly. Many shopping centers do not have bike racks.
09/21/2019
Anonymous no community selected We need new sources of funding and willpower. New sources of funding could include much higher penalties for loud vehicles, even liens against homes and liens against retirement accounts for repeat offenders. To drive around with a vehicle that can be heard for more than half a mile in a cowardly, anonymous terroristic invasion of the privacy of hundreds of thousands of homes, every day, warrants the severest censure the County can contrive to administer. Let the funds pay not only for our own civilian infrastructure, but contribute to international efforts to provide relief for communities affected by rising tides (in part caused by the automobile culture of the United States).
11/15/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre inadequate bicycle parking infrastructure; inadequate safety and connectivity from Iron Horse Trail to PH BART and downtown Walnut Creek
10/18/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide yes, but our bike infrastructure is a joke. Doesn't feel too safe biking in traffic with 2,000 lb cars.
10/17/2019
Anonymous from Other
10/06/2019
Anonymous from El Sobrante SAFE parks (ie, LeMoine); more safe bike lanes
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre yes
09/21/2019